Large-scale native tree planting under the PoH TREES Program and the Resilient Houston Plan’s 4.6 million trees by 2030 Goal
Deborah January-Bevers, President of Houston Wilderness, will discuss the large-scale native tree planting efforts taking place under the Port of Houston (PoH) T.R.E.E.S. Program and Resilient Houston Plan’s 4.6 Million trees by 2030 goal. The PoH T.R.E.E.S. program is a multi-year collaborative program facilitated by Houston Wilderness in collaboration with Port Houston, Houston Health Department, and Buffalo Bayou Partnership, and focused on enhanced ecosystem services through targeted large-scale tree plantings along the 25 miles of the ship channel. She will go in-depth on HW’s research on the ecosystem services of our region’s plethora of native tree species, and specific use of 14 native “Super Tree” species” in these large-scale tree planting efforts. January-Bevers will also discuss the Tree Strategy Implementation Group (TSIG), comprised of all the major large-scale native tree stakeholders in the region, and their role in assisting the City of Houston with a strategy to accomplish the 4.6 million new native trees by 2030 goal under the Resilient Houston Plan.
About the Speaker
Deborah January-Bevers has been involved with public policy around the Greater Houston region and the State of Texas for over 35 years, currently serving as President & CEO of Houston Wilderness. She received her Bachelor of Arts from University of Texas at Austin in 1985 and her J.D. from University of Houston Law Center in 1992. She most recently helped create and is now implementing the eight-county Gulf-Houston Regional Conservation Plan with three key goals for environmental resiliency, and a 25-mile Port of Houston TREES Program targeting 1 million new native trees on riparian corridors along the Houston Ship Channel.
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